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Barbara Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Barbara Stewart is a licensed clinical social worker who brings multiple experiences as a multi- dimensional educator and psychotherapist. She supports individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families, adults with depression, anxiety, cancer, and stroke complications. Her passion is helping teens and their families transition through the myriad of challenges in adulthood. She received a BA in Early Childhood and an MA in Business from Webster University in St. Louis.
Barbara Stewart is a licensed clinical social worker who brings multiple experiences as a multi- dimensional educator and psychotherapist. She supports individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families, adults with depression, anxiety, cancer, and stroke complications. Her passion is helping teens and their families transition through the myriad of challenges in adulthood. She received a BA in Early Childhood and an MA in Business from Webster University in St. Louis.
(640) 400-8741 x713 View (640) 400-8741 x713
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Féideartha Hypno-Practice LLC
MSc, BSc, DHP HPD, SFBH, CCH
Verified Verified
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210  (Online Only)
Coming from a diverse and experienced background, my qualifications and training in various disciplines have helped me to expand on an innate ability to cater to a client’s individual needs and potential. I do not believe “one size fits all” which means that each client is given services unique to them and the intricacies of their life, their experiences. This approach is coupled with an individual professional style and conscientious quality of service. I run a “gold standard” practice with a personal belief of “people before profits”. Quite simply, I care about people and help people to care about themselves.
Coming from a diverse and experienced background, my qualifications and training in various disciplines have helped me to expand on an innate ability to cater to a client’s individual needs and potential. I do not believe “one size fits all” which means that each client is given services unique to them and the intricacies of their life, their experiences. This approach is coupled with an individual professional style and conscientious quality of service. I run a “gold standard” practice with a personal belief of “people before profits”. Quite simply, I care about people and help people to care about themselves.
(609) 614-3415 View (609) 614-3415
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Shore Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Shore Counseling of Cape May Court House began in 2007 with the mission to provide counseling services to individuals, adolescents, couples and families. We strive to offer affordable treatment in a supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere where patients feel secure, connected and heard on their journey to healing. Together, our knowledgeable and compassionate team dedicates their extensive expertise to helping individuals overcome a wide array of issues.
Shore Counseling of Cape May Court House began in 2007 with the mission to provide counseling services to individuals, adolescents, couples and families. We strive to offer affordable treatment in a supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere where patients feel secure, connected and heard on their journey to healing. Together, our knowledgeable and compassionate team dedicates their extensive expertise to helping individuals overcome a wide array of issues.
(609) 778-4426 View (609) 778-4426
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Pond of Peace Counseling and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello I’m Rachel, the owner and therapist of Pond of Peace Counseling and Wellness! I serve clients with a wide array of presenting problems with a special focus on individuals facing change and transition at any point in the lifespan, as well as those still battling the lasting effect of chaotic childhoods. I believe in the use of mindfulness and mind-body approaches to wellness and healing, in addition to talk therapy. I have a background in CBT, DBT, problem-solving therapies, yoga, and trauma-informed therapies. I believe in helping people live their best lives, individually defined, through one's own strength and adaptability.
Hello I’m Rachel, the owner and therapist of Pond of Peace Counseling and Wellness! I serve clients with a wide array of presenting problems with a special focus on individuals facing change and transition at any point in the lifespan, as well as those still battling the lasting effect of chaotic childhoods. I believe in the use of mindfulness and mind-body approaches to wellness and healing, in addition to talk therapy. I have a background in CBT, DBT, problem-solving therapies, yoga, and trauma-informed therapies. I believe in helping people live their best lives, individually defined, through one's own strength and adaptability.
(609) 354-7663 View (609) 354-7663
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John Pelikan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210  (Online Only)
Do parts of you feel worry, restlessness, or overwhelm? Do you have a critical voice that's really harsh? Have you noticed yourself feeling hopeless, stuck, only to shut down, get lost in distraction, spend money, or reach for comfort through something familiar and unhealthy? My clients learn how to separate from the parts of them that take over, understand their intended function, allow their true self to take the lead, and access curiosity, calm, connectedness, and clarity. While proficient in various forms of talk therapy which I integrate into session, I’ve found specialization/focus on IFS therapy most helpful for my clients.
Do parts of you feel worry, restlessness, or overwhelm? Do you have a critical voice that's really harsh? Have you noticed yourself feeling hopeless, stuck, only to shut down, get lost in distraction, spend money, or reach for comfort through something familiar and unhealthy? My clients learn how to separate from the parts of them that take over, understand their intended function, allow their true self to take the lead, and access curiosity, calm, connectedness, and clarity. While proficient in various forms of talk therapy which I integrate into session, I’ve found specialization/focus on IFS therapy most helpful for my clients.
(609) 853-5169 View (609) 853-5169
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Barbara U Lamb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Psychotherapy is a process of resolution, discovery, and relationship. My approach to treatment allows the opportunity for dialogue in a safe, relaxed and confidential environment. While suffering is an unavoidable aspect of our lives, I assist my clients in gaining an understanding of their own strengths and abilities to overcome many difficulties.
Psychotherapy is a process of resolution, discovery, and relationship. My approach to treatment allows the opportunity for dialogue in a safe, relaxed and confidential environment. While suffering is an unavoidable aspect of our lives, I assist my clients in gaining an understanding of their own strengths and abilities to overcome many difficulties.
(609) 465-3464 View (609) 465-3464
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Lauren J Maguire
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CCTP, CPH, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Do you struggle with feeling under-appreciated in your closest relationships? Do you believe you give so much, only to be let down by those who you care the most about? Do you seem to have a pattern of attracting people who hurt you? Is it hard to get others to listen to you? I understand and I am here to help! My professional identity focuses on unraveling patterns of interpersonal dysfunction, often triggered by trauma and adverse experiences in both childhood and adulthood. My goal is to help you achieve a sense of increased personal wellness and overcome the unhealthy relationship patterns you seem to be stuck in.
Do you struggle with feeling under-appreciated in your closest relationships? Do you believe you give so much, only to be let down by those who you care the most about? Do you seem to have a pattern of attracting people who hurt you? Is it hard to get others to listen to you? I understand and I am here to help! My professional identity focuses on unraveling patterns of interpersonal dysfunction, often triggered by trauma and adverse experiences in both childhood and adulthood. My goal is to help you achieve a sense of increased personal wellness and overcome the unhealthy relationship patterns you seem to be stuck in.
(609) 222-4010 View (609) 222-4010
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Village Counseling Services
DO, PhD, DrNP, LCSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Village Counseling Services is a professional group that provides support services to the independently licensed psychologists, psychotherapists and board-certified psychiatrists, who have been providing client-centered, evidence-based treatment to the greater Lawrenceville/Princeton community since 1996.
Village Counseling Services is a professional group that provides support services to the independently licensed psychologists, psychotherapists and board-certified psychiatrists, who have been providing client-centered, evidence-based treatment to the greater Lawrenceville/Princeton community since 1996.
(609) 844-0452 x713 View (609) 844-0452 x713
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Janet McCulloch at Village Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Learning to grieve losses and adapt to life changes are challenges we will all face. A major loss such as the death of a loved one, divorce, or loss of a job can be devastating. Creating a new chapter in your life can be overwhelming. Working with a skilled, compassionate therapist in a safe, nurturing environment can provide critical support and guidance. My goal is to help you find light and hope during a dark time and to teach new coping skills to allow for healing and personal growth. Reaching out is the hardest part. I’d love to talk to you about your unique situation and needs.
Learning to grieve losses and adapt to life changes are challenges we will all face. A major loss such as the death of a loved one, divorce, or loss of a job can be devastating. Creating a new chapter in your life can be overwhelming. Working with a skilled, compassionate therapist in a safe, nurturing environment can provide critical support and guidance. My goal is to help you find light and hope during a dark time and to teach new coping skills to allow for healing and personal growth. Reaching out is the hardest part. I’d love to talk to you about your unique situation and needs.
(609) 844-0452 x713 View (609) 844-0452 x713
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DBT at Village Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DO, DrNP, PhD, LCSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Village Counseling Services provides intensive, individualized Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) treatment by maintaining a small therapist-to-client ratio and by offering DBT skills training in small groups. DBT is a highly practical, evidence-based direct form of therapy which emphasizes working toward the life you want to live by integrating acceptance and change with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and mindfulness. This approach is highly effective for those who have difficulty regulating intense emotions.
Village Counseling Services provides intensive, individualized Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) treatment by maintaining a small therapist-to-client ratio and by offering DBT skills training in small groups. DBT is a highly practical, evidence-based direct form of therapy which emphasizes working toward the life you want to live by integrating acceptance and change with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and mindfulness. This approach is highly effective for those who have difficulty regulating intense emotions.
(609) 844-0452 x713 View (609) 844-0452 x713
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Ann McCabe Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210  (Online Only)
As family therapist, you can count on me to consider the challenges you are facing, and work to help you identify resources needed for both personal and relational healing. My therapeutic model is Contextual Family Therapy, an approach that considers issues of fairness in relationships, family of origin loyalties, and the balance of give and take (reciprocity) as a path to relational fulfillment. Recognizing that each person brings his/her unique view of life, you can expect that I will be open and work to help you realize the fullness of your potential as an individual and/or relational partner.
As family therapist, you can count on me to consider the challenges you are facing, and work to help you identify resources needed for both personal and relational healing. My therapeutic model is Contextual Family Therapy, an approach that considers issues of fairness in relationships, family of origin loyalties, and the balance of give and take (reciprocity) as a path to relational fulfillment. Recognizing that each person brings his/her unique view of life, you can expect that I will be open and work to help you realize the fullness of your potential as an individual and/or relational partner.
(609) 812-2104 View (609) 812-2104
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Diana L Akeret
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Offering specialized services for First Responders, Military, Veterans, Medical and Behavioral Health Professionals affected by critical incidents, traumatic events, and cumulative stress. Traumatic stress, whether a single event or long-term history, can impair our ability to function with resilience and ease. Stress may also lead to self-medicating with substances, which merely mask symptoms, provides no solutions, and can create more difficulties over time. Specific interventions are used to take the power out of negative memories and beliefs, while improving emotional regulation, presence in the moment, and optimism.
Offering specialized services for First Responders, Military, Veterans, Medical and Behavioral Health Professionals affected by critical incidents, traumatic events, and cumulative stress. Traumatic stress, whether a single event or long-term history, can impair our ability to function with resilience and ease. Stress may also lead to self-medicating with substances, which merely mask symptoms, provides no solutions, and can create more difficulties over time. Specific interventions are used to take the power out of negative memories and beliefs, while improving emotional regulation, presence in the moment, and optimism.
(609) 614-3140 View (609) 614-3140
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Emma A Feldhake
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
An ideal client is anyone who is willing to show up for themselves. Therapy can be intimidating and uncomfortable, and sometimes the last place a person wants to be. When that person shows up to their session despite this, and with a genuine hope to change their life for the better, we can begin working towards whatever that means for them.
An ideal client is anyone who is willing to show up for themselves. Therapy can be intimidating and uncomfortable, and sometimes the last place a person wants to be. When that person shows up to their session despite this, and with a genuine hope to change their life for the better, we can begin working towards whatever that means for them.
(609) 834-4754 View (609) 834-4754
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Nicole Farrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to offer support and problem-solving techniques. With experience working with a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, perinatal, grief/loss, life transitions/adjustments, family/relationship problems, stress, self-worth, acceptance, motivation, and procrastination, I hope to support you in achieving your personal wellness goals.
I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to offer support and problem-solving techniques. With experience working with a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, perinatal, grief/loss, life transitions/adjustments, family/relationship problems, stress, self-worth, acceptance, motivation, and procrastination, I hope to support you in achieving your personal wellness goals.
(609) 486-2003 View (609) 486-2003
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Jenny Beasley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I aim to help those who may be at a point of feeling voiceless, hopeless and at times lost. I provide clients with an empathetic, nurturing approach, while also encouraging self-reflection and working towards being your best self. I began my career working in psychiatric unit and crisis units, psychiatric community homes, and currently working with children, adolescents, and adults addressing their mental health needs. I enjoy creating a therapeutic relationship that allows for honesty, enthusiasm, and success.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I aim to help those who may be at a point of feeling voiceless, hopeless and at times lost. I provide clients with an empathetic, nurturing approach, while also encouraging self-reflection and working towards being your best self. I began my career working in psychiatric unit and crisis units, psychiatric community homes, and currently working with children, adolescents, and adults addressing their mental health needs. I enjoy creating a therapeutic relationship that allows for honesty, enthusiasm, and success.
(609) 201-1341 View (609) 201-1341
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Meghan Privitello
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
There may be many reasons why you are seeking therapy at this time. Perhaps you’re feeling lost in your own life and struggling to connect with yourself and those around you. Maybe you want to find ways to live a fuller, more satisfying, and meaningful life. Therapy provides a unique environment to explore these issues. Together, we will co-construct a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space. I believe in the potential of the therapeutic relationship to facilitate acceptance and warmth toward what might feel like the most painful or shameful parts of yourself.
There may be many reasons why you are seeking therapy at this time. Perhaps you’re feeling lost in your own life and struggling to connect with yourself and those around you. Maybe you want to find ways to live a fuller, more satisfying, and meaningful life. Therapy provides a unique environment to explore these issues. Together, we will co-construct a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space. I believe in the potential of the therapeutic relationship to facilitate acceptance and warmth toward what might feel like the most painful or shameful parts of yourself.
(609) 757-9074 View (609) 757-9074
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Iniah Corbitt
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
I believe that therapy should be a partnership. Within that partnership we create an environment that encourages healing, compassion, and growth. I also understand the importance of providing culturally competent care to my clients. As we all come from different walks of life, it is important to recognize and apply those unique perspectives within the therapeutic setting. My focus as your therapist would be to help you lead an attainable and enjoyable lifestyle.
I believe that therapy should be a partnership. Within that partnership we create an environment that encourages healing, compassion, and growth. I also understand the importance of providing culturally competent care to my clients. As we all come from different walks of life, it is important to recognize and apply those unique perspectives within the therapeutic setting. My focus as your therapist would be to help you lead an attainable and enjoyable lifestyle.
(609) 745-1457 View (609) 745-1457
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Carolyn Smiley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
We all experience times in our lives when we feel that life is out of balance. Perhaps there is sadness, or longing. Something doesn't feel quite right. Or Maybe we experience the effects of past or present trauma and feel disconnected from ourselves or others. With presence and warmth my goal is to provide a nurturing environment where you can explore, process, and develop insight into why life feels the way it does. I'll strive to help you find sure footing as you navigate the uncertainties of life, and develop a deeper connection with yourself and others.
We all experience times in our lives when we feel that life is out of balance. Perhaps there is sadness, or longing. Something doesn't feel quite right. Or Maybe we experience the effects of past or present trauma and feel disconnected from ourselves or others. With presence and warmth my goal is to provide a nurturing environment where you can explore, process, and develop insight into why life feels the way it does. I'll strive to help you find sure footing as you navigate the uncertainties of life, and develop a deeper connection with yourself and others.
(908) 948-8935 View (908) 948-8935
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Jason Keil
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile! I do not believe that I have one ideal client. I work well with the younger population, especially when it comes to things like bullying and anxiety, because I have the most experience with this group and with these problems. What I am looking for in an "ideal client" is the drive to improve oneself. By seeking out a therapist and attending therapy a client has already taken steps to help themselves and in doing so has become my ideal client. A person that wants the help to change or grow in some aspect of their lives.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile! I do not believe that I have one ideal client. I work well with the younger population, especially when it comes to things like bullying and anxiety, because I have the most experience with this group and with these problems. What I am looking for in an "ideal client" is the drive to improve oneself. By seeking out a therapist and attending therapy a client has already taken steps to help themselves and in doing so has become my ideal client. A person that wants the help to change or grow in some aspect of their lives.
(609) 316-4295 View (609) 316-4295
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Jeffrey W. Cox Jr.
Counselor, MS, LPC, LCADC, ACS, ABA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Good day to you! My educational background is in Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology with a Post Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis. I began my career in providing behavioral and mental healthcare services in 2004. Since that time, I have devoted myself to helping youth, adolescents, and adults address neurodiverse needs. In June of 2016, I founded Beautiful Minds to meet the mental and behavioral health needs of youth, families, and adults living in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Good day to you! My educational background is in Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology with a Post Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis. I began my career in providing behavioral and mental healthcare services in 2004. Since that time, I have devoted myself to helping youth, adolescents, and adults address neurodiverse needs. In June of 2016, I founded Beautiful Minds to meet the mental and behavioral health needs of youth, families, and adults living in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
(609) 775-9758 View (609) 775-9758
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 08210

20+

Average cost per session

$159

Therapists in 08210 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
87% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
83% Coping Skills
83% Stress
78% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Aetna
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 08210 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 08210?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.